Turn Your Soda Cans in Winter Decor

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2 Hours
Easy

I wanted a metal wreath for winter. They are expensive! While thinking about how to make one, I finished a soda pop. Then I was inspired to try something. I started washing out and saving a few cans. Seventeen cans.
The project was easier than I expected! Plus I had everything on hand.
turn your soda cans in winter decor, home decor
I started with washed out soda cans. Using my crafting scissors, I removed the tops and bottoms of the cans. Then to make the "sheet" of metal lay flat, I rubbed it along the edge of the kitchen counter.
turn your soda cans in winter decor, home decor
turn your soda cans in winter decor, home decor
Next, I cut out four basic leaf shapes making 34 leaves. I drew leaves on the computer to print out. Note: I didn't wear gloves, but you can choose to wear gloves.
turn your soda cans in winter decor, home decor
Then laying the shape on a strip of metal I traced the leaf with a pencil. Then cut out around the indented shape. Note: I didn't wear gloves, but you can choose to wear gloves. Remember "create at your own risk." There is a video on the website too.
turn your soda cans in winter decor, home decor
So the wreath would read "dr pepper," I spray painted the backs! :)
turn your soda cans in winter decor, home decor
Using an awl ( or nail would work too ) I made veins on the leaves.
turn your soda cans in winter decor, home decor
To add color, I used chalked based paints and then alcohol inks. On some leaves, I used only alcohol inks.
turn your soda cans in winter decor, home decor
Then I hot glued the leaves to a wire wreath frame.
turn your soda cans in winter decor, home decor
Finished metal leaf wreath. The leaves could be painted in any color. Plus the leaf shapes could be any shapes.
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  • Machelle
    on Oct 1, 2018

    I love it. What size leaves did you use roughly?

    • Diane
      on Oct 5, 2018

      I think it's beautiful.

      I think I'll add super glue adhesive around the leaves before I paint, too many gabby fingers around here, lol.

      Really fall festive, thank you for sharing.

  • Kim Kennedy Miller
    on Nov 3, 2018

    Aren't the edges dangerous though?

    • I thought they were going to be sharp and wore gloves for the first couple of leaves. But soda cans are soft and cut easy now days. But I do tell readers to use gloves. ;)

  • Debbie Lafevre
    on Nov 22, 2018

    How did u keep from cutting yourself?

    • I started my first leaf wearing gloves because I thought the metal would be very sharp. But I quickly found the metal isn't as sharp as I thought. I've made several projects now with soda cans and only poked a finger once. It do think having sharp scissors helps. The cans are easy to cut.

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